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Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Gypsum, Colorado
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149 reviews 149 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Castles here are just out of this world. The views are spectacular. Tour is very short, but you see everything and learn a lot. Worth the trip. Beautiful hike to and from the castle.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Views as far as the eye can see! Lovely castle, gorgeous interior, entertaining guide, and I love a well organised system which this village has. Timed tickets, scanned entry, all very efficient. Do yourself a favour and walk. The whole Royal family fanboy thing is a bit weird though. I mean, we're talking about people who actually think absolute monarchy... More

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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Young "Mad King Ludwig" grew up in this castle. Many mid-evil scenes adorn the halls of this castle which was built in the 1200's. It was destroyed in the 1500's and later rebuilt around 1830. Interesting fact - Martin Luther found refuge in this Catholic castle for 3 weeks when he was being pursued by church leaders.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Loved it here too - and I think benefited from touring this Schloss before going onto Neuschwanstein. The tour is well run, but I really wish there was more time inside - these tours certainly get people through. Thought it wonderful though and will definitely be returning.

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23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Built and occupied as a summer family home, the Schloss is extremely interesting. The guided tour is very short at 35 minutes and somewhat rushed as a new tour, in various languages, commences every 5 minutes; so no lagging behind. This was our first tour so we had the time to take the horse cart up. Many people are forced... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was a great tour to learn more about King Ludwig's childhood, his parents, and the castle. This castle isn't as visited as Neuschwanstein but if you have the time, I recommend taking the tour.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

As with the neighbouring castle of Neuschwanstein, the visit in my opinion is a must. Everything is original and beautifully kept and the tour guides appear to be passionate about their subject. Such beauty is amazing to see and the history of the castles is fascinating.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Schloss Hohenschwangau was the summer residence of the Bavarian royal family and they entertained guests there, such as Richard Wagner. It is located across a small valley from the Neuschwanstein Castle and well worth a visit. In some ways it's a more interesting tour than Neuschwanstein Castle. While the Neuschwanstein Castle has a more impressive appearance and a very interesting... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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71 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This castle was the former residence of the Royal family of Bavaria and the place where the later King Ludwig II of Bavaria grew up. King Ludwig II later had nearby Castle Neuschwanstein built. You have to plan your visit to both castles carefully as there is a strict timed entrance to both and guided tours only. You can make... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

They are so rude to charge 5euro for parking! The place is overcrowded and for no reason, there are many castles as beautiful as this all over bairen and tirol. The poor horses who are being used as a transportation up to the hill looks suffering and ill. If we could skip something in our trip that would definitely be... More

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